A Report from the Field (Alabama Primary Edition)

James Joyner notes, with some amazement, that Mitt Romney is currently leading the polling Alabama.  He rightly notes the nature of the three-way race and how that plays into the numbers.

I would also note, as a resident of the state, that Romney’s SuperPac, Restore Our Future, has been spending a ton of money in the state.

I, personally, have received a number of mailings and numerous robocalls.  I have received nothing from the Gingrich or Santorum camps.

My anecdotal evidence is backed by a report from NPR this morning  that noted substantial spending by Restore Our Future in the state of Alabama (I looked, but no link).

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Brian says:

    2 robocalls: 1 Romney ad, slamming Gingrich with what seemed to be a faux Brokaw reading a news report. 1 unnamed one, slamming Romney for flipping on the Tea Party. Why people wanted Alabama to be more important in the primary season…